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WORKING LIFE

Fewer firms opting for flexi-work conditions

Reasons include local work culture of needing staff to be seen in the office

Published on Mar 17, 2014 7:29 AM
 
-- ST ILLUSTRATION: CHNG CHOON HIONG

Flexi-work arrangements, where staff get to choose where and, sometimes, when they work - to help balance work with family life - is growing in popularity.

But hopping on board this bandwagon has backfired for sports team-building company Playlor!.

Founder Felix Sim introduced flexible arrangements for his staff six months ago but noticed sliding productivity and difficulties getting in touch with staff at times.

Playlor! sales staff were given "flexi-place" arrangements - they could work from anywhere, as long as they could be contacted from 9am to 6pm on weekdays.

 
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